Published by Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1969
iii-xvi,,361pp. including sixty illustrations. Original red cloth. Very good. In pictorial dust jacket. A history and biography of the translators that enabled the foreign explorer to communicate with indigenous peoples in the northwest. Among those discussed are Jim Beckwith, Sacajawea, and Matonabee.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27763
Publication Date: 1950
230pp. Frontis. Stiff printed wrappers. Some pencil marginalia, minor soiling. Very good. A romance based on the famous novel, ATALA, by Chateaubriand, set among the Indians in the South.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16196
Published by The Sacramento Book Collectors Club, Sacramento, 1973
79pp. Frontis. Quarto. Cloth. Quite fine, untrimmed. Translated from the German by Louis C. Bustcher and edited with an introduction by John A. Hussey. The 1850-51 journal is handsomely presented with extensive notes and a partial Indian lexicon (of the Hok and Kosume languages) included. WAGNER-CAMP 58. (ref.).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26505
Published by [St. Ignatius, Mt, 1891
Broadside, 7 3/4 x 7 inches. Fine. A scarce Jesuit Mission imprint attributed to Philip Canestrelli, consisting only of the first page of Schoenberg 25. "A Kalispel version of the questions and responses that are part of the administration of the Sacrament of Baptism" - Schoenberg. SCHOENBERG, JESUIT MISSION PRESS 25. PILLING (SALISHAN), p.12. AYER INDIAN LINGUISTICS (KALISPEL) 3.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16395
Published by Sotheby's, New York, 1999
Two volumes. 370,; 394,pp. including numerous illustrations. Quarto. Original maroon cloth. As new. The auction catalogue of this landmark Americana sale, regarded as the last great sale of the 20th century and the best since the Streeter sale in 1966-69. These two volumes are the catalogues for both parts of the sale, which occurred on May 21 and Oct. 28, 1999. Full of useful information and destined to be a standard reference.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32396
Published by Highland Park, 1935
xx,21-159pp. Frontis, facsimiles. Cloth, paper labels. Very slight wear to corners and spine ends. Near Fine. One of an edition of 500 copies for sale, this copy unnumbered.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53358
Published by Washington, 1915
453pp. plus plates. Quarto. Original gilt cloth. Spine sunned. Otherwise a very good copy. Includes report of the chief of the Bureau, W.H. Holmes. Also a paper on the ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, by Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and a work on the folklore of the Guiana Indians, by Walter E. Roth.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18109
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1936
iii-xxiv,,499,pp. Frontis. Original patterned paper-covered boards in worn jacket. Very good. A thorough list of early Oklahoma imprints from the wife of noted Native American scholar Grant Foreman.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27848
Published by [Montreal, 1900
12pp. Self-wrappers. Very good. An account of the Catholic missions among the Sioux in Minnesota, reprinted and translated from an article that first appeared in the Pioneer Press of St. Paul, March 7, 1897.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16604
Published by Albany, 1833
400pp. Lacks the folding plate and folding map. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Light foxing. Very good. Styled "Third edition Revised" on the titlepage. An examination of relics and artifacts, and conjectures by the author as to the origin of their creators, including material on the languages of various Indian tribes, contributed by C.S. Rafinesque. One of the first detailed investigations of American Indian antiquities. FLAKE 6755. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3132. HOWES P592. SABIN 65484. THOMSON 944. FIELD 1245. SERVIES 1654.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM3469
Published by London, 1921
xxxi,,256pp. plus plates and two folding maps. Frontis. In-text illus. Gilt pictorial cloth. Spine sunned. Very good. Second edition, with a lengthy introduction by Sir Everard im Thurn, governor of Fiji and High Commissioner of the Western Pacific, 1904-10. The author left her home in England for the Fijis in 1912, via the Sandwich Islands. She offers a vivid first-hand account of the lives and customs of the natives in the period before the invasion of the region by the ravages of the first world war, with a glossary of native terms.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7864
Published by Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881
112pp., plus sixty-one plates. [bound with:] Fletcher, Robert: .ON PREHISTORIC TREPHINING AND CRANIAL AMULETS. Washington: GPO, 1882. 32pp., plus nine plates. [bound with:] Thomas, Cyrus: .A STUDY OF THE MANUSCRIPT TROANO. Washington: GPO, 1882. xxxvii,,237pp., plus nine plates (four colored). Quarto. Contemporary legal sheep, red and black gilt morocco labels. Rubbed and scuffed. Upper and lower portions of front hinge cracked. Rear hinge broken, cords holding. Good. The fifth volume of the remarkable geographical and geological survey under the charge of John W. Powell. Present here are three detailed monographs on various facets of western Indian anthropology, all with useful illustrations. The last title, Cyrus' work on the Manuscript Troano, contain four chromolithographic plates, each of which show in attractive color the advanced Mayan method of "picture-writing." One of the most thorough collections of ethnographic studies ever issued during the 19th century.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34406
Published by [Paris], 1929
,121pp. plus pp. of printed wrappers. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Contemporary label for the Society for Promoting Christian Bookplate of John Lawson on front wrapper verso. Knowledge mounted on front wrapper, largely removed. Institutional inkstamp on front wrapper. Wrappers lightly chipped, torn at spine. Paper lightly toned and brittle. Good. A rare ethnological account and extensive lexicon of the Warau (or Guarano) Indians of the Orinoco Basin, originally published in Volumes XX and XXI (new series) of the JOURNAL DE LA SOCIÉTÉ DES AMÉRICANISTES DE PARIS (1928-29). OCLC lists only nine copies.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM39667
Published by Hoffman and White, Albany, 1833
viii,9-400pp. Lacks the maps and two plates. Contemporary full calf. Rubbed, moderate dampstaining. Very good. Styled "Second edition Revised" on the title. An examination of relics and artifacts, and conjectures by the author as to the origin of their creators. Includes material on the languages of various Indian tribes, contributed by C.S. Rafinesque. One of the first detailed investigations of American Indian antiquities. With the added derisive reference to THE BOOK OF MORMON on page 73 not in the first edition. HOWES P592. SABIN 65484. FIELD 1245 (later ed). FLAKE 6755. PILLING 3132. SERVIES 1654 (another ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27968
Published by [Ottawa, 1886
77pp. in French. Original printed wrappers bound in later cloth and marbled boards; handwritten paper label affixed to front board. Front wrapper detached. Closed tear in outer corner of pp.21-22, affecting a few characters of text. Overall very good. An official, point-by-point refutation of Malcolm Colin Cameron's criticisms of the Canada Department of Indian Affairs, issued in the year following the North-West Rebellion. PEEL 892 (English ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35578
Published by Boston, 1863
375pp. plus advertisements. Original cloth. Spine sunned, spine ends frayed. Internally clean. Very good. The author's account of his travels in Oregon and Washington in 1853, during which he spent much time among the Indians of the Northwest. His narrative is told with considerable humor, and contains a partial vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon. He returned by way of Panama and provides an account of his crossing there. HOWES W584. PILLING 4182. GRAFF 4715. TWENEY 89, 86. SMITH 11130.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM12215
Published by Saint Michael's, Az, 1913
48pp. plus advertisements. Illus. Quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Small closed marginal tear in front wrapper and most leaves not affecting text, some wear to spine. Very good. Advertisements in English, text of articles in German. Much on southwestern Indians, especially the Navajos and Pueblos.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2267
Published by Mexico, 1886
,-86,pp. Quarto. Contemporary three quarter pebbled calf. Binding a bit scuffed, small chips at head and toe of spine, internally about fine. First issued in 1714. This modern edition features corrections and additions by Dr. A. Penafiel. Basalenque was a late 16th to mid- 17th century Augustinian serving in Mexico from the time of his arrival there at the age of nine. He contributed a number of works on Mexican linguistics to the field, including some issued posthumously from his manuscripts in the Library of Charo. PILLING 313 (ref). SABIN 3875a. VINAZA 655.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5547
Published by Hoffman Brothers, Milwaukee & Chicago, 1886
262pp. Contemporary plain pebbled cloth. Light wear, small ink mark on front pastedown, else near fine. History of the travels and missionary work of the French Catholic Fathers Marquette, Menard, and Allouez among the Indians of the Lake Superior region between 1660 and 1671. The volume contains a lengthy and informative five-part appendix, divided as follows: "Biographical customs and historical notes," "Indian customs of Lake Superior country," "Some peculiarities of the Chippewa language," "Comparison of the Chippewa with the languages, ancient and modern, of the Old World," and "Chronological Table.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM37353
Published by Oquawka, Ill, 1882
208pp. Frontispiece portrait. Original cloth. Joints worn. Inner hinges cracked, but holding. Extremities frayed. Else good. A later edition of this classic, dictated by Black Hawk to a U.S. interpreter after his trip to Washington in 1833, in order to explain to Americans the reasons for his past conduct. This edition adds substantially to the original version. ".One of the very few important American Indian autobiographies" - Graff. HOWES P120 (ref). PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 391 (ref). SABIN 5675.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25204
Published by Tacoma, 1913
xxvi,332pp. 16 color plates and more than one hundred illustrations. Vellum spine over red cloth boards, gilt. Very good. A classic of western travel, describing Winthrop's travels in the 1850s. First published in 1863, but Howes calls this edition with much added material "best edition." A partial Chinook vocabulary is also included. HOWES W584.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26155
Published by Baltimore, 1837
Two volumes. xii,-314;728pp. Contemporary speckled calf, leather label, speckled edges. Spines chipping, boards rubbed. Front hinges cracked on both volumes but secure. Light to medium foxing. Modern bookplate to rear pastedown. Good. Second and "best edition" (Howes) of Bozman's history, including much material on the discovery and early settlement of America, early exploration, native Indians and their customs and languages. HOWES B680. PILLING 431. SABIN 7154.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50085
Published by Montreal, 1889
398,pp. Portrait frontispiece. Modern black buckram. Untrimmed. Very good. Ouimet, a Montreal lawyer and journalist, provides details on the armed rebellion of METIS, persons of mixed French-Canadian and Indian parentage, in 1885. Also contains a biography of Gabriel Dumont, a METIS buffalo hunter and leader of Riel's forces during the uprising. LANDE 1373. PEEL 1123.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM22088
Published by Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891
x,614pp. Later green cloth, black gilt label on spine, original printed wrappers bound in. Fine. An excellent bibliography by the leading authority in Indian linguistics.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27847
Published by [Np, 1945
,68,pp. including illustration. 12mo. Original printed stapled wrappers. Sunned around edges, becoming detached from wrapper. Internally nice. Very good. This copy is inscribed by Rolland on the final text page, and carries his ink stamp on the front wrapper as well. The text is in Ojibwa (Chippewa) and English, and includes prayers and a catechism in question-and- answer format. Includes two pages of corrections too late for classification. The text is based on a "Baltimore Catechism" translated by Rev. Father Alphonse Baudin, with additions by Rev. Father A. Rolland. Includes a preliminary illustration of the famed missionary, Father Frederic Baraga, whose work on Indian linguistics, catechisms, and prayer books paved the way for all who followed.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29147
Published by St. Paul, 1890
x,223pp. Frontispiece portrait. Original cloth. Spine lightly sunned, lightly edgeworn, else a near fine copy. Monsignor Ravoux went from France to Minnesota as a missionary to the Sioux in 1840. He served with that tribe until 1876, his operations covering the vast area from Dubuque to Fort Pierre. His reminiscences include interesting descriptions of overland journeys in the prairies (e.g. from Mendota to Dubuque, to Fort Pierre, etc.). HOWES R75. GRAFF 3425.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM21882
Published by Paris, 1840
,356pp. Original plain wrappers. Front cover detached, covers and spine heavily chipped. Contemporary manuscript title on front cover. First leaves loose. Lightly foxed. Untrimmed and unopened. About good. A translation of Juan de Velasco's important HISTORIA DE LA REINO DE QUITO. Velasco (1727- 1792) was a Jesuit priest and historian in the Spanish America, teaching in Quito and Lima. His work discusses the possibility of a pre-Incan kingdom in Quito ("la Reino de Quito" translates as "the Kingdom of Quito"), and was important at the time and still for scholars today. This is the second volume of the series compiled by Henri Ternaux-Compans, the first major collector of Americana, but a separate work complete in itself. The scion of a French family who had made a fortune in the wool trade, Ternaux-Compans collected vigorously in the two decades after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, publishing a catalogue of his collection in 1837, the same year he began publishing this series.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47835
Published by [Np, 1930
pp. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. Lightly tanned. Very good. Printed in English on the left and Ojibwa (Chippewa) on the right, with facing pages carrying the same enumeration. A short catechism and prayer book for the use of Native Americans. Includes a few pages of prayers and the creed before launching into the familiar question-and-answer format of the catechism. This appears to be a slightly expanded edition of an identically entitled catechism published by Benziger Brothers around 1896. No copies of this edition listed on OCLC. Scarce.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM29145
Published by Nipigon, Ontario, 1931
136,370pp. Very good. Original burgundy pebbled cloth, spine gilt. Near fine. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Produced by Rev. T.A. Desautels, a Jesuit in Nipigon, Ontario, this revised edition of an Ojibwa prayer and hymn book contains new translations, hitherto unpublished prayers and hymns, and also brings together previously published material. Included are prayers for vespers, communion, prayers for the dead, for saints, and for various holy days, such as Christmas and Lent. The second part includes more than two hundred fifty hymns, with musical notation.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45681
Published by Benziger Brothers, New York, 1880
322pp. plus frontispiece. 12mo. Original black publisher's cloth. Internally clean. Near fine. A later edition of Father Frederic Baraga's famed Catholic prayer book and catechism in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) language. PILLING, PROOF SHEETS 260.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45682